WE MUST BECOME THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

- Mahatma Gandhi

DONATION SERIES: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

MAY 31, 2020

National Alliance on Mental Illness | Seattle, Washington

During the month of May, a portion of proceeds from our special Mental Health Awareness bottle was donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness; the nation's leading voice on mental health. NAMI is an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education to build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.


To donate to the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness, click here.
 

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HUMANITARIAN AID DONATION

MAY 20, 2020

Los Angeles, California | USA

Briotech donates Pure Hypochlorous product to the Los Angeles Fire Department in support of their courageous response to the major emergency structure fire in downtown Los Angeles. 

BRIOEARTH DONATION

MAY 19, 2020

Redmond, Washington | USA

In partnership with StopTheBug, BrioEarth donates product for gift bags at StopTheBug's dinner honoring firefighters, police, and EMTs serving Kirkland, Bothell, Redmond, and Woodinville, Washington.

BRIOEARTH HUMANITARIAN AID DONATION

MAY 15, 2020

Navajo-Hopi Family Relief | Tempe, Arizona

In partnership with StopTheBug, a nationally recognized PPE coordination and distribution organization, BrioEarth donates Pure Hypochlorous as well as our EPA-approved Multi-Surface Sanitizer. BrioEarth’s donation joined over a million dollars’ worth of PPE procured by StopTheBug, including face shields, N95 masks, and isolation gowns, all slated for distribution into medical clinics and local community centers in Navajo Nation and other outlying tribal areas. From there, it is being distributed to health clinics, hospitals, and local communities by StopTheBug and their on-the-ground partners, including the Navajo government, Doctors Without Borders, and outreach organizations in several other smaller Native communities, including the Hopi, Zuni, and Havesupai. Ron Interpreter, a local Navajo elder and professional consultant, has also become a respected and invaluable contact for this and further endeavors.

BRIOEARTH HUMANITARIAN AID DONATION

MAY 01, 2020

Navajo-Hopi Family Relief | Phoenix, Arizona

Due to the global pandemic, the Navajo Nation declares a state of emergency. BrioEarth provides Pure Hypochlorous product in support of the Navajo Tribes during these times. 

BRIOEARTH | THE HUMANITARIAN DIVISION

MAY 01, 2020

Woodinville, Washington | USA

Briotech's decade long vision to change the world comes to fruition as BrioEarth, the humanitarian division of Briotech Inc., begins. BrioEarth is dedicated to providing Briotech products to people everywhere on earth and will focus to serve vulnerable and marginalized populations, operating at the intersection of childhood poverty, racial and economic inequity, and communities vulnerable to infectious disease.

BrioEarth is dedicated to reducing suffering and bringing health, sanitation, and joy to communities worldwide. If you know of an organization or community entity that you think we could help, please send details and an introduction to melissa@briotechusa.com

DONATION SERIES: AUTISM AWARENESS

APRIL 30, 2020

Autism Speaks | Seattle, Washington

During the month of March, a portion of proceeds from our special Autism Awareness bottle was donated to the Seattle chapter of Autism Speaks; a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and through the life span fir the needs to individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks is committed to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism, increase early childhood screenings and timely interventions, improve the transition to adulthood, and ensure access to reliable information and services. This donation was made in honor of Taylor & Jeffrey

To donate to Autism Speaks, click here.
 

QUARTERLY DONATION

MARCH 31, 2020

Pacific Northwest | USA

BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

A portion of Briotech's Q1 sales will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance; an all-volunteer organization empowering and educating women, the public, and healthcare professionals about ovarian and breast cancer, with a focus on vital and life saving early education and  providing education and awareness to underserved communities. This donation was made in memory of Melinda Garchitorena
 

To donate to OCRA, click here.

A portion of Briotech's Q1 sales will be donated to the Seattle Children's Hospital; serving as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Seattle Children's was named in the top 10 among the nation's best children's hospitals in 2020, delivering superior patient care and advancing new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research.
 

To donate to Seattle Children's Hospital, click here.

A portion of Briotech's Q1 sales will be donated to Seattle Out & Proud (Seattle Pride); a non-profit organization promoting LGBTQ+ pride events in the Seattle area — celebrating the present, envisioning the future, and honoring the past.
 

To donate to Seattle Pride, click here.

A portion of Briotech's Q1 sales will be donated to the Westside Food Brigade; a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving food to the homeless and local kids & their families in downtown Portland, Oregon, serving 85 and 105 families per week.
 

To donate to Westside Food Brigade, click here.

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DONATION SERIES: BURN VICTIM AWARENESS

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Children's Burn Foundation | Sherman Oaks, California

During the month of February, a portion of proceeds from our special Burn Victim Awareness bottle was donated to the Children's Burn Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to providing full support services, medical care, burn prevention, and special camps and retreats for child burn survivors ages 0-18. Their mission is to prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and to heal and give children who suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically and socially. 

To donate to the Children's Burn Foundation, click here.

 

CONGRESSWOMAN VISIT

FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Woodinville, Washington | USA

Washington State Representative, Congresswoman Susan DelBene, tours the new facility and discusses BRIOTECH's growths and its impact on Washington State. 

PRODUCT DONATION

FEBRUARY 07, 2020

Shanghai | China

Under approval of the Chinese government, BRIOTECH donates product to the capitals of Shanghai and Wuhan with the help of Transmark Logistics and China Eastern Air. Briotech continues work with partners around the globe who are working directly with their Ministries of Health effort's on current events within their individual countries. 

 

QUARTERLY DONATION

DECEMBER 31, 2019

New York, New York | USA

BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

BRIOTECH donates a portion of Q4 sales to the Rainbow Center; through education, advocacy, and celebration, Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) community in South Puget Sound.

To donate to the Rainbow Center, click here.

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GREATER NY DENTAL MEETING 2019

NOVEMBER 29, 2019

Javits Convention Center | New York, USA

Briotech is selected for attendance at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Dr. Jeff Williams presents a poster on Briotech's findings on HPV16 and HPV18.

RAPID HIGH LEVEL INACTIVATION OF INFECTIOUS HPV16 AND HPV18 USING HYPOCHLOROUS ACID (HOCL)

Introduction: High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV 16 & 18) are causal agents of cervical, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers.1,2 Oral HPV infections and associated malignancies have increased alarmingly in recent years in the US, even as the rates of cervical cancer have begun to decline. Our previous studies using suspension and carrier tests demonstrated strikingly poor efficacy of common disinfectant agents in inactivating high-risk HPV (Table 1), 3 even with FDA-approved chemical sterilants, such as GTA and OPA. The potential for iatrogenic transmission in healthcare environments, including dental offices,  from inadequate disinfection practices has therefore become a concern. Risk potentials and prior efficacy determinations have commonly been based on outdated criteria or inappropriate test systems.
 

Objective: To establish the efficacy of pure, stable preparations of HOCl (from Briotech Inc.) in the inactivation of HPV 16 & 18. Our approach to quantifying inactivation depends on use of large amounts of authentic infectious virus, and well-established methods of replication and testing of high-risk HPVs.
 

Results: HOCl treatment contact times generally and quickly produced >99.99% reduction in infectivity of HPV16 and HPV18, comparable to the efficacy of 0.87% sodium hypochlorite. Exposure of cell fractions enriched by vector expression of L1 and L2 capsid proteins of BPV to HOCl for 30 seconds resulted in rapid aggregation of these and other extracted proteins on SDS PAGE gels.
 

Conclusion: HOCl is a highly effective disinfectant for HPV 16 & 18, even after contact times as short as 15 seconds. Rapid changes in capsid proteins may be responsible for this decline.
 

Significance: More than 70% of oropharyngeal cancers are caused by high risk HPV. Infection rates range from 3-10%,6 and while most are eventually shed, some persist to cause cancerous lesions. Effective inactivation of HPV on surfaces in the dental office can clearly be accomplished using HOCl solutions that are safe for  topical application to skin and mucosa. This raises the potential for HOCl use not only as a disinfectant for dental environments, but also for direct applications to oral and other tissues, e.g., as an oral rinse.

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

OCTOBER 31, 2019

Santa Rosa, California | USA

BRIOTECH provides a product donation to VCA Animal Hospitals in support of their efforts towards providing critical care to animals effected by the Kincade California wildfires.

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

OCTOBER 31, 2019

Oakland, California | USA

BRIOTECH's provides a product donation to Hopalong Animal Rescue in support of their efforts towards providing critical care to animals effected by the Kincade California wildfires.

QUARTERLY DONATION

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

New York, New York | USA

BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

BRIOTECH donates a portion of Q3 sales to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; a non-profit leading the fight against type 1 diabetes by funding research and advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies.

To donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, click here.

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PREVENTION & INFECTION CONTROL

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
 

Geneva, Switzerland | Europe

Dr. Craig Meyers, MS, Ph.D., (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, PennState Cancer Institute) presents an HPV abstract on Brio HOCl™ and its effectiveness against HPV16 and HPV18 at the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC).

P483 EFFICACY TESTING ON HOCL AS A DISINFECTANT FOR HIGH-RISK HPV

Introduction: High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV 16 & 18) are the causative agents of cervical, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers. Endocavitary ultrasound devices are used in healthcare facilities to examine the cervix, anal canal, and oropharynx; the three areas commonly infected by high-risk HPV. Our previous studies using suspension and carrier tests demonstrated poor efficacy of widely used hospital disinfectants, including GTA (2.4% and 3.4%) and OPA (0.55%) in inactivating high-risk HPV. The potential for iatrogenic transmission in the healthcare environment from inadequate disinfection practices has become an area of contention and discussion. Risk potentials have commonly been based on outdated criteria or inadequately performed studies. There is a need for effective, convenient chemical decontamination measures.

Objectives: To determine the efficacy of exposure to a pure hypochlorous acid preparation (from Briotech Inc.) for inactivation of HPV 16 & 18 using a validated approach based on treatment of high amounts of authentic infectious virus, and well-established methods of replication and testing of high-risk HPVs.

Methods: Infectious stocks of HPV16 and HPV18 were produced, titered, and infectivity-tested as previously described. Both suspension and carrier tests were performed with contact times spanning 15 seconds to 20 minutes. Following contact any remaining HOCl was neutralized using 0.1% Tween 80; 1% peptone; 1% cysteine; 0.5M Tris buffer (pH 7.5). Residual HPV was isolated and measured by our published infectivity methods.

Results: All HOCl treatment times produced >99.99% reduction in infectivity of HPV16 and HPV18, comparable to the efficacy of 0.87% sodium hypochlorite. Exposure of cell fractions enriched by vector expression of L1 and L2 capsid proteins of BPV to HOCl for 30 seconds resulted in rapid aggregation of these and other proteins on SDS PAGE gels.

Conclusion: HOCl proved to be a highly effective disinfectant even with short contact times, using the largest amount of mature infectious HPV16 and HPV18 possible. Rapid changes in capsid proteins may be responsible for the decline in infectivity. HOCl is not toxic on topical application to human skin and mucous membranes, raising the potential for its use not only as a disinfectant, but also in direct applications to human skin, oral and other tissues.

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PREVENTION & INFECTION CONTROL

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Geneva, Switzerland | Europe

Dr. Lori Robins, Biochemist, Ph.D. (The University of Washington | Bothell School of STEM) presents the Briotech/UW Prion poster with Dr. Jeff Williams at the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC).

P487 INACTIVATION OF SCRAPIE PRIONS AND ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF HYPOCHLOROUS AND HYPOBROMOUS ACIDS

Introduction: Infectious prion proteins cause neurodegenerative diseases in animals and humans including Mad Cow disease and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, respectively. They have been shown to be transmissible via contaminated instruments, tools, and environmental surfaces and require strong and often hazardous conditions (e.g., 20-40% bleach) for disinfection and sterilization. Recently, we showed that hypochlorous acid (HOCl) causes rapid and high-level inactivation of infectious prions. However, hypobromous acid (HOBr) is known to be more potent than HOCl against some microbes including the polio virus. Both of these hypohalous acids are produced in vivo in response to pathogens.

Objectives: We characterized solutions of HOCl and HOBr for direct comparisons against scrapie prions and Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Aspergillus niger.

Methods: HOCl and HOBr were characterized using analytical spectroscopy and spectrophotometry. The hypohalous acids were tested against scrapie prions using the real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) in vitro system.

Results: HOCl at pH 4 showed no detectable changes after storage for months at 22 °C, and had surprising tolerance to heat stress, even at 70 °C. In contrast, HOBr degraded within hours to form mixtures of aqueous bromine species. Scrapie prion inactivation was similar for both HOCl and HOBr. Both hypohalous acids were tested against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Aspergillus niger and the two differed demonstrably in their efficacies against the various microbes.

Conclusion: Therefore, occasions where shelf life and thermal stability are advantageous, HOCl would be the preferred disinfectant. Alternatively, HOBr tolerance of a wider range of pH conditions and superior efficacy against certain microbes may offer benefits in dealing with other decontamination challenges.

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BRIEFING PAPER OF HYPOCHLOROUS ACID

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

London, England | Europe

Dr. Jeff Williams, Pathologist, Ph.D., BVSc, MRCVS (Briotech Chief Science Officer) by invitation, presents "Briefing paper on Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) and its potential applications in international dermatology" with Dr. Lori Robins at The International Foundation for Dermatology in London, England.

EPA CLEARANCE

JULY 03, 2019

Woodinville, Washington | USA
Briotech receives EPA Clearance for a multi-purpose surface sanitizer for use on hard non-porous surfaces — an antimicrobial formula and antibacterial sanitizer that prevents odor-causing mold, mildew and algae, and kills harmful bacteria.


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QUARTERLY DONATION

JUNE 30, 2019

Seattle, Washington | USA

BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

BRIOTECH donates a portion of Q2 sales to the Seattle Humane Society towards the Animals in Greatest Need to care for stray, abandoned, and surrendered pets. The Seattle Humane Society promotes animal-human bond by saving and serving all pets in need.

To donate to the Seattle Humane Society, click here.

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QUARTERLY DONATION

MARCH 31, 2019

Paia, Hawaii | USA

BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

BRIOTECH donates a portion of Q1 sales to the Hawaii Wildlife Fund toward the HWF Honu Watch project and the Hasksbill Sea Turtle Recovery Project. Hawaii Wildlife Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii's native wildlife.

To donate to the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, click here.

IN THE HEART OF THE EBOLA HOT ZONE

MARCH 18, 2019

Ituri (DRC) | Africa
The initial training seminar, which launched our partnership program, “By Neighbours—For Neighbours”, took place in the heart of the Ebola Hot Zone. Our NGO partner, Purpose Investment Group, together with the Congolese NGO, HOLD – DRC, made this happen!  The By Neighbours—For Neighbours employment program will provide tools to Congolese helping Congolese, and we are beyond thrilled to be involved in addressing groundbreaking health and sanitation solutions with the wonderful people of the DRC.

PRODUCT DONATION

MARCH 15, 2019

Ebeye City | Marshall Islands
BRIOTECH provides product in support of Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) for their work with the Kwajalein Atoll Hospital.

BRIO AROUND THE WORLD

MARCH 10, 2019

Kivu (DRC) | Africa
Together with our NGO partner, Purpose Investment Group, and with the engagement of the local townspeople, Briotech has begun deployment of product within the North and South provinces of Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); a monumental endeavor that aligns with our philosophy that providing tools, support, education, and employment always promotes success. Local solutions, local engagement, and Briotech.

LAUNCHING DRC EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

MARCH 03, 2019

Democratic Republic of the Congo | DRC

Working with the Congolese NGO, HOLD-DRC, as Briotech’s team-on-the-ground, we’re thrilled to have launched our “By Neighbours—For Neighbours” program into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with our NGO partner, Purpose Investment Group! The program will soon be employing people in Goma and Kinshasa through bottling, labeling, selling and local distribution of their own Briotech products for use in clinics within the Itaru and Butembo war zones, and in the cities of Goma and Bukavu. Step-by-step, we work toward our Mission to fundamentally and disruptively impact health, healing, and disinfection by revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare and infection control measures through broad adoption and distribution of our company’s pure HOCl products worldwide.

UL REGISTRAR LLC GMP CERTIFICATION

FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Woodinville, Washington | USA
BRIOTECH, Inc.’s facility has been audited by UL Registrar LLC and meets GMP requirements listed in RCP which is uniquely accredited by the National Standard Institute (ANSI) developed in accordance with applicable sections of the FDA’s code of federal regulations.
Certification Number:  i19-319198-1
Certification Number:  a19-319198-1
Certification Number:  m19-319197-1

BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR

JANUARY 01, 2019

Zippia.com | Woodinville, Washington

BRIOTECH INC. was awarded “Best Performing Companies In Woodinville” and number one in “Best Companies to Work For In Woodinville”.

QUARTERLY DONATION

DECEMBER 31, 2018

Manhattan Beach, California | USA

BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

BRIOTECH donates a portion of Q4 sales to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the world's toughest cancer and determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival. This donation was made in honor of Christine Williams.

To donate to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, click here.

 

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

DECEMBER 14, 2018

Yucatan Rainforest | Mexico
BRIOTECH donates product to Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) in support of their work in the Mayan villages in the Yucatan rainforest and Calakmul Hospital.

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

Los Angeles, California | USA
BRIOTECH provides a product donation to the Los Angeles Fire and Rescue toward their efforts during the California wildfires. 

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

Ventura County, California | USA
BRIOTECH provides Pure Hypochlorous product to Ventura County Animal Services for their efforts during the Woolsey California wildfires.

CONTINUED EFFORT  TOWARDS IMPROVING GLOBAL SANITATION

OCTOBER 16, 2018

The Herald Business Journal | Article
UW Bothell’s continued partnership with BRIOTECH, to improve sanitation in developing regions of the world, leads to a grant from the National Institues of Health (NIH).


Chemistry Professor Causing Stink on Campus - For Good
"Lori Robins was awarded a $155,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to research how to reduce the foul odor in latrines.“Our goal now is to help people who need it most first," said Robins, an Issaquah native and University of Washington Bothell professor since 2013. "Toilets in developing countries, it’s a huge problem…Our approach is to get rid of the odor and make it more clean by inactivating viruses," said Robins, who has a doctoral degree in bioorganic chemistry. "Viruses that cause diarrhea, for example, can lead to death in developing countries because they don’t have a way to help with the illnesses." The UW Bothell research is a collaboration with Briotech, a small Woodinville company that manufactures hypochlorous acid for skin care.

"One of the things we figured out you can do with this product is control odor," said Briotech science officer Jeff Williams, a retired Michigan professor whose career focused on microbiology and infectious diseases. "It is such a big issue in many people’s lives. I was familiar with it in sanitation and latrines because I’ve worked in India, Africa and South America."

Williams said the university provides the brainpower and technology to study uses for the company’s product…The latrine project started over the summer and has funding for two years."

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QUARTERLY DONATION

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Charlottesville, Virginia |  USA

BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

BRIOTECH donates a portion of Q3 sales to the Mind & Life Institute; a non-profit organization that works to alleviate suffering and promote flourishing by integrating science with contemplative practice and wisdom traditions.

To donate to the Mind & Life Institute, click here.

WORKING ON GLOBAL SANITATION

AUGUST 16, 2018

University of Washington Bothell | Article
UW Bothell research continues partnership with BRIOTECH to improve sanitation in developing regions of the world.


UW Bothell Working to Reduce Foul Odor of Latrines, Airing Issue in Global Sanitation
"BOTHELL, Washington — The University of Washington Bothell is helping develop a disinfectant to reduce the foul odor of latrines. More than a superficial air freshener, the goal is a product that would increase the use of pit toilets by making them less offensive. This could improve sanitation in developing regions of the world where defecation in the open air spreads disease.“This could be something that changes the world.” said Robins, a faculty member since 2013 in the Physical Sciences Division of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.In work that began this summer, Robins’ research group hopes to show that the chemical spray can combat four stinky compounds in a latrine’s headspace. In addition, they hope to show the aerosol inactivates noroviruses responsible for gastroenteritis, vomiting and diarrhea."

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JULY 13-15, 2018

NIH PRESENTS BRIOTECH AT THE CJD CONFERENCE

CJD Foundation Family Conference |  Washington, DC
NIH research results on BRIO HOCL™ are presented at the annual Creutzfeldt-Jakob Foundation Conference.

Investigation of Prions Inactivation by Reactive Oxygen Species in Vivo.

QUARTERLY DONATION

JUNE 30, 2018

Seattle, Washington |  USA

BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

BRIOTECH donates a portion of Q2 sales to Lambert House; Seattle and King County's LGBTQ+ youth community center, offering empowerment through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.

To donate to Lambert House, click here.

PRODUCT DONATION

JUNE 06, 2018

Guyana |  South America
BRIOTECH donates product to Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) in support of their work with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Guyana Medical School of Dentistry to help improve oral and general health.

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

APRIL 21, 2018

Yemen |  Arabian Peninsula
BRIOTECH provides product to the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation (YRRF)  in support of local hospitals.

BRIOTECH PRESENTS AT ICID

MARCH 01, 2018

18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases |  Buenos Aires, Argentina
BRIOTECH is invited by the International Society for Infectious Diseases to present our BRIO HOCL™ Prion Formula during their 18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID).


This conference has a strong emphasis on the global burden of infectious diseases and we are proud to be attending and providing information on our unique HOCl formulations as an opportunity to challenge major issues with infectious diseases.

QUARTERLY DONATION

MARCH 31, 2018

Rye Brook |  New York
BRIOTECH's charitable mission is just as important as the causes and charities that are near and dear to our employees. A portion of all Briotech's quarterly sales are donated on behalf of individual employees. 

BRIOTECH donates a portion of Q1 sales to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; a non-profit organization dedication to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. This donation was made in memory of Michael Varela.

To donate the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, click here.

BRIOTECH PRESENTS AT THE US FDA

FEBRUARY 06, 2018

US Food and Drug Administration |  Silver Springs, Maryland
By Special Invitation, BRIOTECH Presents at the US FDA


High Level Inactivation of Prions and other Infectious Pathogens with Novel Preparations of Hypohalous Acids.

 

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

JANUARY 31, 2018

Mae La Refugee Camp | Thai-Burmese Border
BRIOTECH provides Pure Hypochlorous product to the Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) team, and Dr. Eric Rasmussen’s efforts on the Thai-Burmese Border.

 

FEATURE IN UW BOTHELL MAGAZINE

WINTER, 2017

University of Washington Bothell |  Article

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

OCTOBER 15, 2017

San Juan | Puerto Rico
BRIOTECH provides product in support of Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) and their response to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

PRODUCT DONATION

OCTOBER 03, 2017

Tempe, Arizona | USA
BRIOTECH provides product to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Foundation in support of the 2017 Strides for CJD Walk / Run event to bring awareness to CJD.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by Prions; misfolded infectious proteins and the world's toughest pathogen.

 

To donate to the CJD Foundation, click here.

ADVANCING RESEARCH

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
 

University of Washington Bothell | Article
Chemists at University of Washington Bothell continue the ongoing research of BRIOTECH’s BRIO HOCL™ Prion Formula.

 

Chemistry Researchers Advance Local Company
"University of Washington Bothell research chemists continue to help a small Woodinville company that expects to change the world of sanitizing and disinfecting. A year ago, chemistry students led by Lori Robins, associate professor in the School of STEM, helped the Briotech company prove that its product destroyed prions, the abnormal proteins behind mad cow disease and other neurological diseases. In addition to its (BRIO HOCL PrP Formula™) effectiveness against prions, the solution kills bacteria, fungus and viruses. It can safely sanitize surfaces or medical equipment, and it can protect produce and meat processing. For example, a mist in an apple warehouse might replace toxic methods of killing listeria and E. coli bacteria on fruit."

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DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

AUGUST 28, 2017

Manila | Philippines
BRIOTECH provides product to Worldbridge Philippines, Inc. in support of their work in the Philippines Ministry of Agriculture and their response to the Avian Flu epidemic.

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

AUGUST 23, 2017

Manila | Philippines
BRIOTECH provides product to Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) in support of their work with Barangay Muzon Disaster Services in San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan.

BRIOTECH PRESENTS AT ACS

AUGUST 20, 2017

American Chemistry Society Conference | Washington DC

University of Washington, Bothell, presented BRIOTECH’s  breakthroughs in Hypochlorous Acid stability to the world’s largest scientific body at the 254th American Chemistry Society Conference.

 

"Purity and Stability of an Electrolytically-Generated Hypochlorous Acid Solution"

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

FEBRUARY 13, 2017
 

Haiti | Dominican Republic
BRIOTECH is proud to be able to support Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) in their work to bring clean water to the residents of Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

FEATURE IN THE HERALD BUSINESS JOURNAL

FEBRUARY 01, 2017

The Herald Business Journal | Article
BRIOTECH’s founder and CEO, Dan Terry, creates a disinfectant that has been found to kill the Mad Cow virus and other pathogens.


Woodinville Company's Breakthrough is Surprising
"From Acne to Ebola"

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FEATURE IN HEALTHCARE PURCHASING NEWS

NOVEMBER 16, 2016
 

Healthcare Purchasing News | Article
BRIOTECH Breakthroughs in the inactivation of prion infectivity highlighted for medical instrument sterilization.

Chemical Warfare for Instruments
"It seems like every few months another story on "dirty" surgical instruments hits the media and causes shockwaves throughout the industry. These news reports call attention to what those in the central sterile/sterile processing department (CS/SPD) have long known — that their jobs are critical to delivering safe and effective patient care.

Proteinaceous infectious particles, commonly known as "prions" are pathogens that are composed of ‘unfolded’ proteins containing no DNA. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and even evidence that suggests Alzheimer’s disease are examples of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) which progress rapidly in the brain and are always fatal making them a major concern to healthcare professionals.

"The reprocessing of contaminated instruments that may have been exposed to CJD/TSE in healthcare facilities today need to be assessed. Due to the resilience of prions and potential of the unknown possibility that a patient may have CJD, instrument reprocessing becomes more challenging."

Investigators at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Rocky Mountain Laboratories, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington (UW) Bothell, UW Seattle and the University of Verona (Italy), recently demonstrated the effectiveness of Briotech’s patent- pending unique proprietary formula hypochlorous acid (HOCl) in inactivating prions. HOCl is naturally produced in the body’s cells to aid in ridding it of microbes. Washington-based Briotech has developed BRIO HOCL™, a proprietary disinfectant comprised of HOCl, for use in consumer and professional healthcare settings."

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CONGRESSWOMAN VISIT

OCTOBER 21, 2016

Washington State | USA
Washington State Representative, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, tweets her BRIOTECH visit.

FEATURE IN INFECTION CONTROL TIPS

OCTOBER 06, 2016
 

Infection Control Tips | Article
BRIOTECH Breakthroughs shared with two million Infection Control Specialists.

Hypochlorous Acid: Harnessing an Innate Response
"BRIO HOCL™  has shown potency in the inactivation of infectious prions at standard temperature and pressure (Hughson et al., 2016). Prions are infectious non-living malformed proteins and responsible for a range of invariably fatal human and animal diseases, including Mad Cow Disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), and Cruitzfelt-Jacob Disease in humans. There is evidence developing that Alzheimer’s Disease has an infectious component that is conveyed by prions (Abbott, 2015). As noted in the citation, prions are known to resist all conventional sterilization methods, which require harsh conditions in comparison, yet they were rapidly destroyed on exposure to BRIO HOCL™."

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BREAKTHROUGH AGAINST DEMENTIA

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

University of Washington Bothell | Article
BRIOTECH’s collaboration with the University of Washington Bothell’s chemistry department.

Students Aid in Breakthrough Against Dementia
"What makes BRIO HOCL™ so promising is that prions are nearly impossible to eliminate by heat, radiation or harsh chemical decontamination. … The efficacy of the Briotech product is particularly interesting in light of research that suggests neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s, could be spread by prions on medical devices such as probes."

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NIH PRESS RELEASE ON BRIOTECH BREAKTHROUGH

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
 

National Institutes of Health | Article
BRIOTECH works with the prestigious NIH/RML Laboratories to customize the world’s first cold sterilant to inactivate all prion species.

"Brio HOCl™ eliminated all detectable prion-seeding activity"

Immune System Oxidant could be Key to Inactivating Prions
"A product that mimics the natural oxidative killing action of human immune cells against bacteria, viruses, and fungi also can inactivate prions and other proteins, some of which are thought to be important in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers. Prions are deadly protein-based pathogens that are extremely difficult to inactivate; recommended decontamination treatments often are dangerous to people or damaging to surfaces, such as those on surgical devices. There are reported cases of a prion disease (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD) being transmitted to patients via contaminated surgical equipment.

Scientists at NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) first evaluated the product BRIO HOCL™ in laboratory experiments using a prion diagnostic test they developed (RT-QuIC). They then confirmed the results in mice. The scientists determined that BRIO HOCLTM eliminated all detectable prion-seeding activity for CJD, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease), chronic wasting disease (a disease primarily found in deer, elk, and moose) and scrapie (a disease of sheep) in brain tissue. They conducted a portion of the study using stainless steel wire as a surrogate for surgical instruments. BRIO HOCL™ had similar effects on two proteins thought to contribute to Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Seattle-area company Briotech, Inc., developed BRIO HOCL™ to remove biofilms – clusters of bacteria – from tubing and other surgical equipment. BRIO HOCL™ is a highly purified formulation of hypochlorous acid, which immune cells produce naturally to kill microbes.
The NIAID researchers now are interested in discovering how hypochlorous acid inactivates prions, and determining whether they can harness that process to treat or prevent prion and other protein-based diseases. They also plan to evaluate whether BRIO HOCL™ can inactivate prions associated with other tissues, fluids, tools, instruments, and environmental surfaces that may be of concern in medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, food production, and wildlife biology.”

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BRIOTECH PUBLISHED IN PLOS PATHOGEN

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Public Library of Science | Article
BRIOTECH’s study in conjunction with NIH/RML Laboratories is released in PLOS Pathogen’s: BRIO HOCL™ Safely eliminates all detectable seeding activity of misfolded infectious proteins.

Inactivation of Prions and Amyloid Seeds with Hypochlorous Acid

"We have tested the anti-prion activity of (BRIO HOCL™) that poses no apparent hazard to either users or many surfaces. BRIO HOCL™ can be applied directly to skin and mucous membranes and has been aerosolized to treat entire rooms without apparent deleterious effects."

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PRODUCT DONATION

JUNE 20, 2016

India | South Asia
BRIOTECH provides a product donation to Soles for Souls; a non-profit organization providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

PRODUCT DONATION

MARCH 30, 2016

Kiwalani | Tanzania
BRIOTECH provides product to Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) in support of their work with Safe Life, Give Hope hospital; the only clinic in a 500,000 person slum.

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

MAY 07, 2015

Nepal | South Asia
BRIOTECH provides product in support of Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) and their efforts to brig clean water to the residents of Nepal in the aftermath of the Gorkha earthquake.

 

DISASTER RELIEF DONATION

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Cabo San Lucas | Mexico
BRIOTECH provide product to Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) in support of their disaster relief response to Hurricane Odile.